Cabling company Siemon has announced they they now support the recently ratified IEEE 802.3ba Standard for 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Ethernet applications for deployment over optical fibre cabling and high speed interconnect assemblies.
“Siemon has always been on the cutting edge with our twisted-pair and optical fibre cabling solutions and our new high speed interconnect technology enables us to support Ethernet deployment across the entire breadth of possible data centre configurations,” explains John Siemon, Chief Technology Officer of The Siemon Company. “The decision to develop high speed interconnect solutions was based on global market drivers and technical studies that clearly demonstrate increased adoption of direct connections between servers and switches located in the same rack or in adjacent racks. By extending our family of cabling products, we are able to support both traditional structured cabling as well as factory pre-configured unified architecture deployments to meet our customer’s data centre needs.”
While the current 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s copper deployments are limited to short length twinaxial cable assemblies, this emerging technology is anticipated to drive advancements related to the support of next generation Ethernet applications over twisted-pair cabling.
“Unfortunately, some manufacturers are taking advantage of the lack of information regarding the IEEE 802.3ba standard by making claims regarding support of 40 Gb/s applications with twisted-pair cabling,” says Robert Carlson, Siemon’s VP of Global Marketing. “In the absence of a call-for-interest by IEEE, application support claims cannot be verified. Any such claims are misleading.”